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Monday, September 12, 2011

While I Have Chemo

          planning our wedding
          in the hospital chapel
          while I have chemo
          I am not dying
          but a part of me is

Presence #44 (June, 2011)

Tanka and photograph © Kirsten Cliff 2011


  1. Thanks, Margaret - you are finally getting to read the ones I had in Presence this June! Another tanka to come later this week.

    Thanks, Jo - I've done one of my collage-style haiga with this tanka using real pearls from my Grandmother's broken necklace and an old-fashioned white lace handkerchief. It brings tears to my eyes every time.

    Blessings to you both! (((hugs)))